By Robert Cox Nov 26th 2020
League of Ireland star Ciaran Kilduff has this week joined the Kilcock Celtic coaching team.
Kilduff, who has played professional football for over Fourteen years in the League of Ireland, will help run the club’s Academy, starting with 5 and 6 year olds on Friday November 27th.
The Kilcock native started his professional career with Shamrock Rovers in 2007 and won the league title in 2011, he also played for UCD, Cork City, St Patrick’s Athletic and Dundalk, where he won two the league titles, an FAI Cup and played for them in the Europa League group stages where he scored twice.
The former Scoil Dara student and teacher then went Stateside where he played for Jacksonville Armada for a couple of seasons but has since returned home to play for Shelbourne in 2019 and 2020.
As well as the wealth of experience playing at the highest level in Ireland, he also has all his coaching badges, so it is fantastic for the club to be able to say he is part of their team.
A club source said “Ciaran is also keen to help out with some of the older teams and other coaches to help our players improve their abilities and advise them on what it takes to compete at the highest level.
Ciaran has agreed to start by helping us re-launch our Academy, and work with the team we already have volunteering of Donnacha Mc Carrick and Karl Fox. I think we can confidently say that there is no better place for any child to start to learn to play soccer”
The academy will start back on Friday 27th November from 6pm to 7pm, on the new all-weather pitch in the Bawnogue. Its cost will be €60 registration fee for a 10 week course and you can speak to the coaches on Friday for instructions to register!